The “Little Chicks” have enjoyed learning about and doing things that incorporate winter these last few weeks. The kids have been singing and dancing along to music from the movie, “Frozen” as a way to get them into the winter spirit. Because they enjoy dancing and singing so much, the class has also talked about emotions, such as happiness and what that feels like.
The children have also been working on colors. The do this the teachers have been using the book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. For red, they made a red bird with lots of feather, and for yellow they made a yellow duck using their handprints and paint. They have also made some fun winter mittens using paint and their handprints that helped tie in with the winter theme.
They also enjoyed celebrating the birthday of trees for Tu B’Shevat. The celebration included having a snack by the infamous Tifereth Synagogue tree, singing, and dancing around the tree with Morah Lili. The children loved it and it is a great way for them to learn the importance of trees.
Finally, we had snow day recently. It was fun to see the class explore and play in the snow. Snow day was a nice way to tie together the things that have been discussed in class in regards to winter, and getting to feel how cold snow really is!